Man Fatally Shot Outside Hotel in Riverside

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Police on Saturday were looking for a suspect in a shooting that left a 57-year-old man dead outside a Marriott Hotel in Riverside.

The shooting occurred in the 3400 block of Market Street near the Riverside Convention Center, between Fourth and Fifth streets, about 11 p.m. Friday, according to the Riverside Police Department.

"Preliminary investigation revealed the victim was walking to his parked car after an event, when the unknown suspect fired gunshots, striking him several times," said Officer Ryan Railsback.

The victim was taken to a hospital in critical condition where he later died from his injuries, police said. He was identified as Grant Leggette Sr. of Rubidoux.

The suspect fled the scene before officers arrived. A description of the suspect and a motive for the shooting were not available.

Anyone with information was urged to contact Detective Adrian Tillett at 951-353-7105 or atillett@riversideca.gov, or Detective Karla Beler at 951-353-7138 or kbeler@riversideca.gov.

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